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New for the spring 2014 semester at Purdue: Computer Science juniors and seniors can enroll in a course to participate in the Facebook Open Academy. Join students from 21 other universities to learn about the world of open source software development. You choose from a set of open source projects (see below), are paired with a professional software mentor, and dig in to making a contribution. The course includes an intensive long weekend in California to work face-to-face with your teammates and mentor.
|November 20||Release of open source projects (see list below)|
|December 9||List of the students and their preferences for the projects sent to Open Academy organizers|
|Late December||Students are assigned to projects and are introduced to their mentors|
|Late December/Early January||Students receive a 1-2 page “how to prepare to work on this project” document from mentors|
|January 13||Students begin formal work at start of semester|
|February 7-9||Kickoff event at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California|
|March/April||Virtual project showcase (format TBA)|
|May 9||Grades submitted/classes conclude|